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Senior Leadership Team

Andrea Wiggins Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Andrea Wiggins

Andrea has spent her career working in not for profit organisations supporting people with Learning Disabilities.

Andrea has worked in a number of senior roles focusing on service development and transformation often working with people with more complex needs.

Starting as a support worker and working in various roles, including campaigning and advocacy roles until she took up the post of CEO at Nexus in 2018.

Joe Donnellan - Service Manager - Supported Living

Service Manager - Supported Living

Joe Donnellan

Joe has worked with Nexus since its foundation in 1993 , progressing from support worker through a number of roles to his current post of Service manager where he is responsible for managing our supported living services.

He gained a diploma in applied psychology of learning disabilities from the Tizard centre in the University of Kent in 2002 and his specialism is in setting up and managing services for people with autism or those who display challenging behaviour.

Jacqui Shepherd - Day Services & Social Inclusion Manager

Day Services & Inclusion Manager

Jacqui Shepherd

Jacqui started her career as a care assistant in older adult services over 34 years ago she then worked in a number of roles from direct support to development and management roles within learning disability services

Jacqui has always lived and worked locally and is well connected. Jacqui’s passion is to support people to have the life they want and have a voice and in-put into issues that affect them, she believes that services should be led by the people that use them.

Sharon Hegarty – Service Manager – Development and Quality

Development and Quality Manager

Sharon Hegarty

Sharon has been with Nexus since it’s foundation in 1993. She trained as a nurse working with people with learning disabilities and has been working in health and social care for over 30 years, 26 of which were in management and leadership roles.

She is a passionate champion of people with learning disabilities and committed to enabling a person centred culture that underpins every aspect of our work, ensuring the people we support lead lives that are fulfilling.

Head of Corporate Compliance

Mich Jewell

Mich started with Nexus in December 2020.  She previously worked for another Learning Disability charity as a Project Manager of new services for seven years.

Mich believes in equality for all and is always keen to find ways in which people can work together for a better and brighter future. 

Board of Trustees

Chair of the Board

Alaistair Mossman


Jonathan Dutton


Paul Norman-Brown, Kay Mafuba,
Jozeen Holmes, Nicole Allwood,
Julie Ung, Marcia Bryan

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